This book is practical and immediate, without being condescending or overly technical. It is like having a graphic design mentor who will help you come up with ideas, develop your concepts, and implement them in a way that is engaging and humorous. It gives readers the experience and ability that normally comes from years of on-the-job training. All of the essential techniques of graphic design and its digital implementation are covered. Read this book and gain 25 years of experience in how to think like a creative, act like a businessman and design like a god. This book is designed like a notebook, with all the authors' tips and knowledge already inside. However, it also includes blank pages that allow the user to personalize this reference book with specific notes that are relevant to his or her studio, suppliers or clients.
Not all of us get to work on multimillion corporate identity projects for airlines and huge conglomerates. If you are new to the sector or honing their skills, this book if for people who have tackled identity projects in the real world, then this is for you. This is a broad introduction on identity design - not branding - don't worry, you'll learn the difference. If you want a book that tells you how to do it, this is for you - if you want a book about how other people have done it - then this isn't the book for you. This book is for graphic designers and people who commission corporate identity projects who want to understand the process and how to deliver one, be it new to the sector or honing their skills.
As students prepare to enter the world of work, there are many decisions that they need to make about what type of career they want: Freelancing? Working in a design agency? Setting up their own business? They also need the practical advice about how to work with clients, how to organize themselves, billing, etc. Through interviews with people at all levels of design, the author provides down to earth and straight forward information that is relevant to today's students looking to start a career in design.
Creative web design requires knowledge from across the design and technical realms, and it can seem like a daunting task working out where to get started. In this book the authors take you through all you need to know about designing for the web and digital, from initial concepts and client needs, through layout and typography to basic coding, e-commerce and working with different platforms. The companion website provides step-by-step tutorial videos, HTML/CSS styling tips and links to useful resources to really help you get to grips with all the aspects of web design. Working alongside the text are interviews with international designers and critical commentaries looking at best practice and theoretical considerations. Written for graphic designers, this book delivers more than just an instruction manual – it provides a complete overview of designing for the web.
This book sets out the principles and practices of web design. It will help you understand what underpins web structure, design conventions and best practice.It touches on almost every subject and gives you a complete overview and understanding to deliver outstanding web design, leaving you to discover the areas you would like to specialise in and go on to build on these firm foundations. This book is design focused, you will not find one line of code. It takes you through creative thinking, questioning the brief, information architecture, navigation structures, front-end design, dealing with clients and best practice for file management. Unlike a typical how to manual, the style is light, chatty and more like having a conversation with a bloke who knows his stuff. If you want to master great website design and build process, and understand what makes them work, then this book is for you.
Creating a brand identity is a fascinating and complex challenge for the graphic designer. It requires practical design skills and creative drive as well as an understanding of marketing and consumer behaviour. This practical handbook is a comprehensive introduction to this multifaceted process. Exercises and examples highlight the key activities undertaken by designers to create a successful brand identity, including defining the audience, analyzing competitors, creating mood boards, naming brands, designing logos, presenting to clients, rebranding and launching the new identity. Case studies throughout the book are illustrated with brand identities from around the world, including a diverse range of industries – digital media, fashion, advertising, product design, packaging, retail and more.
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Brand Yourself walks you through everything you need to know about creating a business brand, from brand strategy to picking out fonts, building your personal brand and affordable creative tips to make an impact with your business. Packed with practical exercises, examples and industry hacks and supported by an extensive interactive playbook online, this is the essential guide for business owners on a budget. Build a brand that stands out and that connects with the people you want to reach. Lucy Werner is founder of The Wern, a PR and branding consultancy, She is also author of the bestselling Hype Yourself and a publicity expert who is a speaker, lecturer and course creator. Hadrien Châtelet is the creative director of The Wern and leads the design arm of the business. He is also cofounder of Lucy’s two children and they work together in their garden in east London. Together they have over 30 years’ industry experience and have taught thousands of entrepreneurs how to stand out and find success.
The essential introduction to graphic design for the digital era Graphic Design School provides a comprehensive introduction to visual design for modern media. From the fundamentals of design to advanced techniques and problem solving, this book is packed with practical advice and tutorials for a broad range of applications in any media. This updated sixth edition features a wealth of new guidance that reflects the evolution of the field, including extensive discussion of digital design and resourcing. New discussion tackles User Experience and User Interface Design, plus the latest tools, requirements, and resources for designing for the web, mobile apps, social media, and more. Updated assignments reflect the latest graphic design processes and guide students through the transition from simple solutions to starter portfolio pieces, while full-color illustrations, case studies, and designer biographies bring real-world perspective to this complex, multi-faceted skill. As media continues to evolve, graphic designers must possess a core set of competencies that translate across all applications. This book teaches the critical concepts and essential skills that build the framework for successful, innovative design. Master the principles, elements, and tools of design Delve into typography, color, and layout for print and screen Understand coding requirements and information architecture Design for apps, social media, mobile devices, and more Graphic design has never been a static field, and the continual honing of skills and techniques is an essential part of the job. Innovation comes from change, and today's design landscape is evolving at an ever-increasing pace—expanding diversity in media, audience, topic, technique, tools, and more offer unprecedented opportunity to make your mark. Graphic Design School equips you with a rock-solid foundation to support whatever your talent builds.
A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive framework for the study of entrepreneurship. More than just another book on enterprise, this is a step-by-step guide through the main issues faced by all new entrepreneurs, including: customers, profits, financial management, raising finance, law, operations, taxation, employing staff, managing risk, developing the firm, leadership and a systematic approach to growth. The book is complemented by insightful practical features, such as case studies, exercises, academic model summaries and tips, to help students apply their understanding to the real world. Developed from Kogan Page's successful and long-running title, Starting a Successful Business, A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurship is intended for those taking courses in entrepreneurship who wish to study the subject academically whilst preparing a business plan for their own enterprise, whether for academic or real-world use, or both. A range of support materials for students and lecturers is available, including over 350 PowerPoint slides covering the each chapter, a business plan template, instructors' manual and budget figures.
DIVBest Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging, takes you through the entire packaging process from strategy and concept development, through choosing the right materials, naming systems, studying the competition, surveying the shelf landscape and more.Gain strategic insights on all aspects of package design. From starting with a blank slate all the way up to a finished product, this informative guide to all-things-packaging covers the steps of implementation of packaging design, utilizing a variety of case studies and examples, including practical real-world information about client and vendor interaction./divDIV/divDIVWith more than a decade of package design under their belts, Grip has worked with clients big and small to help them with their branding and packaging needs and increasing their bottom line. They bring their real world experience straight to you in this must-have reference./div
Written by graduates of the internationally renowned Maudsley Training Programme, who have all recently sat the CASC examination, this book provides clear, practical guidance to passing the Royal College of Psychiatrists' CASC. Divided according to psychiatric subspecialties, each chapter includes practice clinical scenarios. These clinical scenarios are broken down into candidate instructions, actor instructions and constructive candidate feedback. This enables candidates to practice not only with their clinical peers, but with friends and family as well. An additional chapter is dedicated to practical information about the exam and tips for the day to further equip readers in what to expect, and reduce anxieties about the exam itself. Another chapter is specifically devoted to addressing the needs of international and BAME medical graduates. Relevant and reliable throughout, this is a must-have resource for psychiatric trainees looking to improve their clinical skills and gain their MRCPsych qualification.